Today in art class, the girls made splattered drinking glasses using inexpensive glasses, Folk Art enamel paint and tooth brushes. The clear splattered glasses are apparently fancy, juice drinking glasses that the girls plan on keeping for themselves. Kaeleigh and Maddie each painted 3 or 4 glasses in two hours. They are planning on using the remainder for gifts this holiday season. A really nice thing about this project is that the kids have something they can use! Plus, kids love to splatter paint and moms like pretty glasses. These glasses are top rack dishwasher safe once baked or air cured for 21 days according to directions.
I had a showing this last weekend for Let’s Paint New Mexico. My dad wanted challenge 18, which I didn’t paint. I just finished it this morning. He likes it! I do too.
I think I would like to paint sunflowers more. I have tried to stay away to expand my flower horizons but I have missed them! I painted this painting for Let’s Paint New Mexico Challenge #19.
This is a local ditch bank in Corrales, New Mexico with the Sandia Mountains in the background.
I’m not sure I have blogged about my banner yet! Here is the scoop. Julianna Kirwin put together a public arts project. When all was said and done, I had a pretty banner hanging from a lamp post on 5th and Mountain Road. My banner will hang for a year along with others that span the blocks between 5th and 12th Street. I was especially excited to have my piece hung across the street from a banner of Johnny Tapia. Very cool.
I’m learning to paint roses.